Share of central banks screening ESG risks declines slightly

Central banks in Europe in top slot for including ESG criteria on their benchmarks

The share of central banks screening environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their reserves portfolios slightly declined from last year, says data from the Reserve Benchmarks 2022.

Out of the 44 central banks that addressed this question, 14 (31.8%) said they actively analyse their FX portfolios through these criteria. Nonetheless, it is below the 34.8% share recorded in 2021’s benchmarks.

Asked about the type of benchmark used to analyse the overall performance of their reserves

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